Manager Pricing Cost Estimating 2, Plymouth, Mn

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Plymouth, MN

Requisition ID: R10084330
Category: Business Management
Location: Plymouth, MN, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Manager Pricing Cost Estimating 2 in our Business Management department. The selected candidate will become an integral part of the Armament Systems Pricing & Estimating team tasked with providing guidance and support to the business unit activities. The ideal candidate will be proactive and have the ability work in a fast-paced environment. The position will be on-site in our facility in Plymouth, MN.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manage the proposal preparation process for Armament Systems, which includes locations in Plymouth MN and Mesa AZ.  Position will be responsible for the direct supervision and management of the staff to ensure we submit timely, accurate, and compliant proposals.  Will be responsible for providing objective oriented direction to the team utilizing company guidelines and general policies.  The primary responsibilities of the Pricing Cost Estimating organization include, but are not limited to, the following:

Estimating labor costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers

Compiling cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with Request for Proposal (RFP) specifications.

Analyzing specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts

Calculating production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data

Collecting cost data from functional representatives and subcontractors

Preparing cost reports and presenting results to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators and customer representatives

Supporting risk and opportunity assessment, quantification, and analysis during the proposal process.

Preparing and maintaining historical cost data

Supporting Cost Estimating team initiatives and continuous improvement.

Participating as a member of the contract negotiating team.

Understanding the requirements for Supplier price cost analysis

Interacting with other functional areas (Business Management, Contracts, Global Supply Chain, Program Management, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, and Logistics) to develop strategies in support of proposal requirements and deadlines.

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine?hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications: 

Will consider one of the following:

This position emphasizes skills and experience. Will consider High School diploma or equivalent (GED) with at least 14 years of related experience

Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of related experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 8 years of related experience

Experience in pricing, finance, contracts, business and/or business operations

Ability to prioritize effectively and complete work timely in a deadline driven environment

Ability to lead the staff to ensure proposals are accurate, compliant and submitted timely.

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools/applications, with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Aerospace/defense industry and business management experience

·        FAR/DFARS experience

·        Working knowledge of material pricing techniques

·        Strong presentation skills

·        Ability to create Microsoft Excel macros

·        Knowledge of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP)

·        ProPricer experience

·        Active Secret Security Clearance


Salary Range: $116,200 USD – $174,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10084330 2023.01.14

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